Healthcare RCM, Patient Collections Solutions Launch At HIMSS17

Healthcare RCM, Patient Collections Solutions Launch at HIMSS17

  • February 23, 2017

At HIMSS17, healthcare IT companies showcased a range of solutions to manage the changing landscape in healthcare reimbursement. McKesson launched the Healthy Hospital program, which uses analytical tools to benchmark hospital revenue cycles, as well as a payment assurance consulting program that uses data to develop value-based reimbursement strategies. The company also previewed a financial clearance tool that helps revenue cycle management staff manage patient collections with data, and a clinical clearance tool that makes medical record reviews more efficient. Read the article

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Four Steps To Develop, Implement, And Operationalize A Bundled Payment Strategy

Four Steps to Develop, Implement, and Operationalize a Bundled Payment Strategy

  • February 17, 2017

Health plans and hospitals see bundled payment as the fastest growing value-based payment model. They predict that the model will account for 17% of reimbursements in the next five years. But where do you begin? Start with this four-step guide, Bundled Payment 101: A Guide to Getting Started Quickly. The steps include analyzing data to identify episodes of interests, defining quality and savings targets, creating a transparent collaboration between payers and providers, and pulling it all together with a cloud-based claims analytics tool. Read now or download and read later

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McKesson To Launch Analytics-as-a-Service At HIMSS17

McKesson to Launch Analytics-as-a-Service at HIMSS17

  • February 15, 2017

McKesson revealed plans to debut a cloud-based analytics-as-a-service offering at HIMSS17 in Orlando next week. Called HQX Analytics, the consulting service helps providers and payers collaborate to develop successful value-based strategies as they transition from volume to value. Read the article

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Analytics Platform Receives Certification

Analytics Platform Receives Certification

  • February 14, 2017

McKesson's HealthQx became the first healthcare analytics platform to earn Claims and Provider Analysis Certification for all 97 episode-of-care definitions in the PROMETHEUS Analytics model. HealthQx was certified by Altarum Institute’s Center for Payment Innovation. Read the article

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Andrei Gonzales On Value-Based Care Innovations

Andrei Gonzales on Value-Based Care Innovations

  • February 10, 2017

The transition to value-based care has been helpful in getting providers to examine their own performance and find ways to improve quality. It allows providers to look at care as an episode of care, which is how patients experience it, and see where they can improve their care, says Andrei Gonzales, of McKesson Health Solutions. See the video

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BPCI Bundles Don’t Fuel Volume Increases: Analysis

BPCI Bundles Don’t Fuel Volume Increases: Analysis

  • February 8, 2017

New research found no evidence that bundled payment models increase the volume of procedures. Researchers compared major lower joint replacement rates among participants in Medicare’s Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program with rates of all other Medicare hospitals from 2011 through 2015. They found procedures at BPCI hospitals increased by 2.5% compared to a 9.7% increase among other hospitals. Read the article

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McKesson HealthQx First To Be Certified On Latest Version Of PROMETHEUS Care Episodes

McKesson HealthQx First to be Certified on Latest Version of PROMETHEUS Care Episodes

  • February 8, 2017

Today McKesson Health Solutions announced that HealthQx became the first healthcare analytics platform to earn Claims and Provider Analysis Certification for all 97 episode-of-care definitions in the PROMETHEUS Analytics model. HealthQx helps health plans and health systems simplify the design, implementation, and monitoring of value-based models such as bundled care. HealthQx was certified by Altarum Institute’s Center for Payment Innovation. Read the news release

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Two New Federal Interoperability Rules: What You Need To Know

Two New Federal Interoperability Rules: What You Need to Know

  • January 12, 2017

Federal agencies finalized two new rulings aimed at accelerating the pace of interoperability in health IT.  The ONC just released its 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory and final rulings were made on MACRA. In the first of a series of white papers on interop policy, we review what these regulations mean for the industry. Taken together, the rulings demonstrate the government’s commitment to pushing the industry towards a fully open and connected health information infrastructure. Read now or download and read later  

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The State Of Value-Based Reimbursement And The Transition From Volume To Value In 2014

The State of Value-Based Reimbursement and the Transition from Volume to Value in 2014

  • January 1, 2017

How fast are payers and providers adopting new value-based payment models? According to the first industry study of its kind, more than two-thirds of payments are expected to be based on value measurements by 2020. Remarkably, 90% of payers and 81% of providers are already using some mix of value-based reimbursement and fee-for-service, according to the new report, The State of Value-Based Reimbursement and the Transition from Volume to Value in 2014. Read now or download and read later  

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How We Can Make Healthcare Payment And Delivery Reform Work

How We Can Make Healthcare Payment and Delivery Reform Work

  • January 1, 2017

As we move from fee-for-service to value-based care, payers and providers struggle to contend with the many reform models being tested and implemented. To successfully make the transition, stakeholders need to address these five critical pieces: • Shared risk for all stakeholders • A robust primary care foundation • The alignment of payment models and incentives • Information technology that supports such alignment • Strong regional collaboration Experts from McKesson Health Solution describe how to get it done in How We Can Make Healthcare Payment and Delivery Reform Work. Read now or download and read later  

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